Hemodialysis System

O'Neill, W

Hemodialysis is a standard treatment for kidney failure that filters toxins and unwanted waste products from blood. Chronic treatment commonly results vascular calcification, now appreciated as a major factor influencing mortality in these patients. Pyrophosphate technology from Emory is used in the dialysate medium to potently inhibit this calcification. In 2011 Baxter licensed this technology to use as a part of its hemodialysate product offering.